Decorative Arts and Design
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
Bronze, opalescent glass
Lamp: 13 1/2 x 5 5/8 in. (34.3 x 14.3 cm)
Shade: 4 1/4 x 7 in. (10.8 x 17.8 cm) (show scale)
On bottom of base: "TIFFANY STUDIOS / NEW YORK / 419"
Bequest of Carl Otto von Kienbusch
Bronze desk lamp with opalescent or "Favrile" glass shade. Round button-like feet support round domed base with deep decorative vertical lines converging at top of dome. Shaft emanates from dome and splits into round form that creates holder for shade. Light socket descends from top of round form and is held by two decorative round pins, and has lip that holds shade with three small pins. Shade is dome-shaped, blown opalescent or "Favrile" glass in iridescent blue-green with strong horizontal wave-like lines. Dome terminates in lip that is used to hold shade to lamp.
CONDITION: General wear, socket worn.
Tiffany Studios (1902-1932). Lamp, 1905-1938. Bronze, opalescent glass, Lamp: 13 1/2 x 5 5/8 in. (34.3 x 14.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Carl Otto von Kienbusch, 77.86.5. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 77.86.5_bw.jpg)
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